Many researchers have devoted their entire career to exploring and learning more about what happens inside the brain when chronic pain develops and persists. Even though there is no one area for pain in the brain, neuroscientists have been able to recognize some key brain structures involved in the various components of the pain process. This is what is known as the neuromatrix theory of pain. Dr. Tim Salomons is Associate Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Reading in the UK. His work aims to understand how the brain and body interact to create the experience of pain, and why some people might be prone to develop pain while others are relatively resilient. Learn all about the pain neuromatrix, how neuromatrix informs modern pain care, how progress in neuro imaging is advancing pain medicine, and how one's emotional response to pain may be at the center of reversing this chronic pain trends.
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